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best method to keeping thieves out of your garden. but the fact that we're so secluded? that obviously has something to do with it, because thieves are lazy, they're pieces of (bleep). so they're gonna go look for the easiest way to make some money and to get to our place, it's just too much work for them. yeah, it's like when you got a bike. you put a lock on it, well that's just a little extra little thing. you don't put a lock on it, then sure.. somebody's gonna (bleep) take it. same kind of thing you know? hopefully. oh no, that's a fact dude. we didn't get robbed. (bleep)in' a.
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>> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. tonight in "the war room," will wonders never cease. a bipartisan proposaler for comprehensive immigration reform. that word "bipartisan," it has been so long had almost forgotten how to pronounce it. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: well, if all goes
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as planned in washington 11 million immigrants in this country will have a path to citizenship by springtime. today this so-called gang of eight, four democratic senator, four republican senator, announced a plan to overhaul the immigration system, and they said they would do it through one big comprehensive measure rather than several smaller pieces, and that much both sides agreed on. but the particulars of the plan took a little more hammering out. so senator schumer summed up the democrat's point of view. >> we recognize in order to pass bipartisan legislation none of us can get everything we want. that's why our framework says we can address the status of people living here illegally, while at the same time creating an immigration reform system that
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assured will never again confront 11 million people coming here illegally. >> jennifer: under the senator' plan, most illegal immigrants would be able to apply to become permanent residents, which is a first crucial step towards citizenship. but the republicans wanted to ad beefed-up border security. so the path to citizenship for 11 million will only happen if certain boarder enforcement measures are put in place, that includes investment in new technology including drones for border patrol agents, and all of the new security measures are going to have to be certified by border states. that's emerging as one of the most controversial parts of the plan because there will be a commission of people from the
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border states that will decide when border security measures are actually complete. so some progress is are concerned that that certification would put the success of the entire plan in the hands of politicians like arizona governor jan brewer. the cynical interpretation here is that republicans are finally just realizing the obvious. that they just have no shot at regaining power without the support of the latino community. so another member of the gang of eight, robert mendez summed it up. >> first of all americans support it. secondly latino voters expect it. third the democrats want it, and fourth republicans need it.
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>> jennifer: and they do need it. in the last election the republicans lost the latino vote badly. the democrats won among latinos, 71 to 27%. that's what is known as a crashing defeat. here is why. remember this? >> i think the american way is not to give taxpayer subsidized benefits to people who are broken our laws or are in the united states illegally. >> of course we build a fence and we do not give in-state tuition credits to people who came here illegally. >> jennifer: that went on and on, and we know how that turned out for them. latino made up 12.5% of the overall electorate and they would have had even more of an impact if all of the eligible hispanic voters had voted. because all of them make up 17%
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of the total u.s. population and just 10% of the voters this year. so they are punching below their weight. so pew estimates that that voting block is going to double in size over the next generation. it is a huge number. another member of the gang of eight, senator john mccain seems to have gotten the message. >> i'll give you a little straight talk. look at the last election. look at the last election. we are losing dramatically the hispanic voted which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons, and we have got to understand that. >> jennifer: actually this is the first time that john mccain has signed on to any of the president's top legislative priorities. the president says he likes the blueprint from this gang of
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eight, so despite earlier reports that the president would submit his own proposal today he said that he would be backing the senator, and that decision came after a private meeting with democratic members of the congressional hispanic caucus. cnn reports that those members urged the president not to unveil his own legislation for fear of compromising this -- these delicate bipartisan talks. jay carney the spokesman of the house with seems to confirm that that happened. >> i'm not going to negotiate legislative tactics from here but we will be working with congress, with both houses both parties to help bring about a result that is a detailed specific bill that can win bipartisan support in congress and that this president can sign. >> jennifer: so it's going to
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start in the senate with the bipartisan gang of 8 and it is still going to have to go to the house, but it still might have a chance if boehner can get his caucus on board. and john boehner released a statement saying . . . but learning about the issue is not on the agenda for the truly rabid right. of course roll out rush limbaugh, here he is speaking for that wing of the republican party. >> i don't know that there's any stopping this. i -- i mean -- it's up to me and fox news and i don't think fox news is that invested in this. i don't think there's any republican opposition to this of any majority consequence or
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size. >> jennifer: except for maybe rush. joining me via skype is matt baretto, and we're by clarissa martinez de castro. she is the director of civic engagement and immigration at the national council of la raza. thank you both so much for being here. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> jennifer: you bet. let me start with you clarissa what i'm -- i'm curious about the psychology what was the status for having the president back off of his own proposal and instead support the senator's proposal. >> first of all the president is still going to nevada tomorrow and delivering a speech that we all expect will have a very aggressive and forward lean on the issue of immigration. giving these senator space to come forward to these proposal is if you are motivated by real
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solutions we all know we need to get a deal to the president's desk. and it was important to do that. >> jennifer: yeah, i'm -- i'm glad to see that you can -- you know, set your ego aside and allow the senate to come forward with something that is by partisan, and if the president lobbed his own plan in that, who knows what would have happened. matt, are you worried that jan brewer and other border-state officials will end up vetoing, essentially these immigration measures by having to certedfy? >> yeah, i think you have hit on exactly what was the biggest troubling point in this framework. this clause that says there must be contingent upon securing the borders is something we have heard for a long time. and in poll after poll latino
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voters have said what if we have to wait until the borders are secure, they have said with strong voice that's a sham. that's a farce. and the president has outlined very clearly that there has been great increases in securing the border over the years, and unless there is an observable metric, i think that's the biggest question mark or worry about this framework that has been unveiled. >> jennifer: there was some discussion about whether the role of those border state officials would be advisory or whether they would have veto authority. do you have a sense of that either one of you? >> clarasy and ncr have been doing great outreach on this, so she may have a better sense. but i would worry about giving any of those governors in the
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border states the ability to veto this. >> jennifer: right. >> i think the reservation of governors on the border states is important. and it should be in an advisory role, and at the same time what we have been assured about, is that we are -- this proposal is about being serious and not playing political games. so it is important for border governors to be part but at the same time not become political football, and not be something that keeps moving the markers away and away and away. we know most of the benchmarks and markers that have been discussed in the past have been met. >> joy: so apart from sortfying that the border is secure issue what in this are you most hopeful about?
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and what are you most concerned about? what should we be watching for in addition to that border issue? >> governor you mentioned one of the things that i find a lot of hope in, and it is that little word that is so seldom prevalent in washington circles these days, and it's bipartisan. the fact that you have what is a very solid group of senator coming forward with a bipartisan platform for a real solution to immigration is very significant. and it is a bipartisan platform that confirms that legalization with a path to citizenship is on essential part to the solution. that gives me hope. obviously the road ahead is going to continue to be difficult, and we're going to need to build the pressure and political space for members of both sides of the aisle to take this step forward. >> jennifer: the path to
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citizenship was an amazing and hugely important aspect to this. one of the paths to citizenship, matt appeared in a bill that amy clowe boucher and warren hatch had which would allow green cards to be attached to stem technology engineering and math degrees. was that provision folded in to today's bill. >> it sounds like it. but i would like to see that expanded. why not reward all of these immigrants who are working hard and do want to stay and contribute to america, but it looks like that has been folded into this decision. broadens the base of immigrants and creates a opportunity for people who are already here who are already really americans to take that next step. >> jennifer: so from your
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perspective, matt, what are you most concerned about other than on the issue of border certification? what should we be looking at from your perspective going forward? >> there was one other footnote they think needs more clarification, and that is what is the sequencing in terms of legal statute and the opportunity to get a green card and apply for citizenship. there is probationary temporary status, and once people come out of the shadows and register we want to create certainty that there's not going to be the rug pulled out from under those folks. and we want to find out -- once people come forward and they receive some protection, that they are not left in limbo for too long in this probationary status. so i would like to see more
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clarification there, and make sure that is tightened up. >> jennifer: all right. you guys, very interesting, very encouraging. we'll be keeping our fingers crossed, and i know you'll be working the grassroots to make sure it really happens. all right. thank so much for joining me in "the war room." coming up, long held up as a symbol of everything good about america, the boy scouts today really live up to that reputation. plus, the very idea of fund-raising still sends a cold shiver down by spine and i don't even have to do it anymore. it's a full-time job for people who already have full-time jobs and that's a real problem. and later the president and the secretary of state are two of the most influential people on the planet.
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so of course what is the most pressing question to ask them is what is going to happen four years from now. it's a monday night on "the war room." we'll be right back. bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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its decade's long policy banning openly gay scouts and scout leaders. this is about 23 years too late for former eagle scout james dale. in 1990 james who was then at student at rutgers university in new jersey was kicked out of the boy scouts after the organization learned that he was a member of rutgers gay/straight allowance. he was bluntly told that avowed homosexuals were not allowed. james filed suit and the supreme court eventually ruled against him and for the scouts in the year 2000. tonight i'm very pleased to welcome james inside "the war room." james, how are you? >> i'm doing great. thank for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. did you ever think there would be a day where they would be talk about allowing openly gay boys and scouts to be in the
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organization. >> of course i thought this day would come. unfortunately it has taken a long time, but it is a step in the right direction. >> jennifer: it certainly is. local chapters can still be able to decide for themselves whether to allow gay scouts. do you think this decision by the national boy scouts goes far enough? >> the fact when there was an anti gay policy as there still is today the anti-gay policy was topped down saying that even a local troop couldn't allow a gay youth member or leader in their ranks. so any policy ending discrimination should be able to come from the top down. >> jennifer: well, so of course you would expect this that the reaction was swift, so tony perkins says that the boy scouts
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should not give in to bullying of homosexual activists. what is your response to that. >> mr. perkins never has anything nice to say about anybody. i wish him well and i wish him so well, that i wish he would stick to matters he actually knows about. it was a policy change when they started excluding me and other people in 1990. when you look to the inauguration last week and the pet's ema bracing civil rights for gays and lesbians the boy scouts are far behind where america is today. >> jennifer: you raised this you never thought you would hear a president use the word "gay," and talking about stonewall and the president being in favor of
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gay marriage, and eliminating don't ask don't tell. how much do you think of a difference a president makes in a decision like this for the boy scouts? do you think he gave them coffer or maybe pushed them a little bit to be able to open up the boy scouts to gay leaders and scouts. >> i don't think that singular act was what tipped the scales. i think i has been a steady progress over the last 23 years, that americans are understanding you can't vilify and demonize their sisters and brothers and children anymore. and it isn't all that radical anymore. the majority of americans also agree with the president in marriage equality for people. the boy scouts were behind the times. it's wonderful to have a leader like president obama, but this really was a grass roots
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movement that started with people like you and me moms and fathers that are speaking out against this type of discrimination. >> jennifer: there were several united way groups and corporations that stopped giving money to the scouts because of the ban on gays. a cynic might ask is this an optics thing a financial move or do you think the boy scouts really have evolved? >> i think the people in the boy scouts have evolved, whether the leadership the paid scouts in texas whether they have evolved? i don't know. i think it's important that they come out aggressively and welcome all boys. whether or not they have had a change of heart or whether it just hit them in the purse strings enough probably it was both of those. also there was probably a lot of pressure from the board members. the chairman of at&t is part of
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the board, and he supports this. >> jennifer: absolutely. tell us what it was like for you to be kicked out of a group that you had been a member of -- you were an eagle scout. did i get that right? >> on eagle south and assistant scout master when i was expelled. >> jennifer: and you were told you were morally not right. what was that like? >> it was horrible. i didn't expect the boy scouts to fully embrace it but i thought they would be like my parents that it would take them a little while, but they would realize i am still a good person. but if i could do it all over again, i would do it just the same way, because the last 23 years have been pretty incredible for civil rights.
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>> jennifer: they have been. and you can take some credit. obviously every step that is made is a ripple towards justice. thank you so much for your leadership. >> thank you. >> jennifer: up next want to get unanimous consent on something from both house of congress? then ask them all if they hate fund-raising. it is the pain of every politician's existence, and it is only getting worse. that story next right here in "the war room." >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. desmond tutu said a quote that is one of my favorite quotes.
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adds up quite a bit. you're going to need tens of thousands of dollars to start a small busines. there is ten million-plus people completely left out of the formal finical system. banks don't lend to people like that at all. there is a lot of opportunity to decrease unemployment, provide employment, provide economic opportunity and raise our standard of living by investing in small business. our hearts are an incredibly powerful thing. good technology can help amplify this power and create an incredibly powerful force that can spread to every country in the world.
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>> jennifer: you are back inside "the war room." i'm jennifer granholm.
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so five-term iowa senator, tom harkin, surprised many in washington by announcing after 40 years in congress he is calling it quits. typically when a senator retires, he or she talking about spending more time with their family, or the desire to write a book or teach. but tom harkin not so much. he said this . . . now when hark inlast ran in 2008, he raced $9.2 million, a lot of money. fund-raising, dialing for dollars as washington insiders call it, it takes up a lot of time. look at this graphic. the average senator spends four hours a day on fund-raising
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calls, compared to just two hours on the floor, and one to two hours meeting with constituents. coming to us from washington to discuss the out-sized influence that money still has over politics is "mother jones" magazine's dark money reporter andy kroll. andy welcome back inside "the war room." >> it's great to be back. >> tell us this insane amount of time that senators and members of congress have to spend fund-raising. does it not prevent legislation from getting passed? >> without a doubt it presents legislation from getting passed. you can count the ways in which it gets in the way of congress doing business. for one, as you pointed out they spend so much of their time sitting in these drab cubicles and they have a list in front of them, and they go down the list
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and say, i hear you have given to me in the past do you want to give me some more. they spend, as you noted, as much as four hours maybe five hours a day asking for money. they have their tin cup out there. in the meantime business is not getting done on the house or senate floor or they don't want to go to the floor because their new donor doesn't have interest in this new legislation. so money gets in the way in a number ways from folks here in washington just doing their job. >> jennifer: people imagine it is a glamorous existence being a senator, but truly, people if you saw what it is like to have to spend all of your time in this cramp drab place looking at
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blinder of -- not women -- but binders of donors. andy is there anything -- please tell me being done -- to clean things up? >> there are a lot of things being talked about to clean things up. there are a lot of great ideas out there. there is a campaign going on right now called get people in get money out, which is essentially legislation, rules changes, it's actions that president obama could take that would curb the influence of these big money donors the sheldon adelson's of the world. and at the same time trying to
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urge raising money from small donors donors. but unfortunately as you mentioned, when you have candidates that are so addicted to the system that we have now whether they like it or not, they buy in, and they are fully immersed in it. all they care about is staying in office, raising the money they need -- the incumbents here they don't want a system that challenges their place in washington -- >> jennifer: nor do they want to spend all of their time fund-raising. i can tell you that. if we can get rid of citizens united, or overturn it, they would not want to do it. now you interviewed a guy named, i think charles spies who was founder of the romney super pac, and he says the experience taught him a lot. what did it teach him?
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>> charles spies the superpack he ran for mitt romney raised more money and spent more money than any super pac ever in the two elections we have had. he knows what he is talking about. i asked him to look into his crystal ball. and he believes everybody is going to have a super pac, if not in 2014 in 2016. it will be super pacs in every congressional district in every state -- >> jennifer: oh, my god you are killing me! >> it is going to be wherever. >> jennifer: it is horrible! [ laughter ] >> jennifer: we're seeing it today there were a couple of super pacs that were created to keep chuck hagel from being confirmed as secretary of defense. what can you tell us about
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those. >> right. i mean these super pacs need something to do in the off season so to speak so they are weighing in on the nomination fight over senator chuck hagel, the president's nominee to be the defense secretary. and they are filling the airwaves with attack ads. there is this supposed pro lbgt group, but it is closely allied with a very deep red republican -- >> jennifer: that's what i thought. >> the details are sketchy but -- [overlapping speakers] >> jennifer: all right. andy -- and i hate to leave on this terribly depressive note. all i'm going to say is we want to purge you of reporting on dark money and hopefully if we get a supreme court composition that makes this up again, you can start reporting on other things. thank you, andy kroll. >> thank you.
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>> jennifer: and now to a story we're not leaving behind. in the 45 days since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school now at least 1,305 americans have died as a result of gun violence. the rough estimate from "slate" magazine. the toll for one chicago family cannot get any worse. shirley chambers has lost all four of her children to gun violence. on saturday, her 33-year-old son, ronnie was shot and killed as he sat in a parked car. >> what did i do wrong? you know? i was there for them always and i made sure they had -- we didn't have everything we wanted but we had what we needed. >> ronnie and his two brothers and a sister have all had their lives cut short way too soon. 18-year-old carlos, 15-year-old
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latoya, 23-year-old jerome, all died in separate shootings since 1995. the family's loss is hard to fathom, but we cannot ignore it. shirley sold the chicago sun times that we need suffer gun laws. no mother should ever bury all of her children due to gun violence. young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow.
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>> jennifer: all right. it's monday, and that means that cenk uygur and the young turks have three days to stir up trouble for tonight's show. what is on tonight. >> we'll bring in the counsel
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general for israel to talk about their elections. what does it mean for israel and perhaps iran. and then couple of other conversations that are interesting. the person running in jesse jackson's district a republican who happens to be african american, and we'll talk to him about the gun violence in chicago as well as other topics. and someone who is an undocumented immigrant but is a lawyer here or wants to be a lawyer here, and has passed the bar here in california. how immigration will affect him. >> jennifer: okay, cenk i couldn't hear anything you said because i was looking at your haircut. does you have the george clooney thing going on? >> oh, yeah, this has george clooney written all over it. [ laughter ] >> jennifer: all right. now the best of the rest. the violence against women act
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comes up for vote in the senate next week. it's expected to pass with brood bipartisan support. but the question is does it have a chance of making it through the house? last year the act expired for the first time since its inception, and that's because house leaders would agree to many issues. the new bill drops a provision to provide visas to those undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic violence. let's hope that is enough change to reauthorize the act. and then for all of your political junkies that the senate was only able to pass this watered down filibuster last week, we have some good news. jeff merkley wasn't able to get his ban on the silent filibuster through, but it does turn out
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that he was still pretty handsomely rewarded for his efforts. the committee announced that it has raised over $30,000 for merkley's 2014 reelection campaign. $30,000 over the weekend. sometimes i guess it does pay to fight the good fight even if you lose. and speaking of money in politics when the democrats left charlotte after the last convention, they left behind a whole lot of money. a study released today found that the dnc pumped $163 million into the region's economy. not bad for a few days of having your city overrun by rabid democrats. just one more reason to invite us democrats to your town every four years, or even every day. and president obama hon in order the reigning nba champion the
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miami heat today. the president did once dream of becoming a pro-basketball player before deciding that he should leave it up to taller more talented players, and pursue a career in public service. for their part the miami heat's players were pretty excited to get a glimpse inside the house. lee brawn james tweeted this. i think they both made the right choices. up next our good friend donnie fowler will tell us what jeb bush and marco rubio aren't getting along. and then the great brett ehrlich. >> coming up, how is fox news getting over the loss of sarah palin? i'll tell you later in the show.
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>> jennifer: here is what we know when it comes to gun safety in congress. president obama wants gun safety legislation. house republicans don't like president obama, but house republicans do like police officers. so with that in mind today, president obama invited 13 police chiefs and sheriffs to the white house to discuss gun violence. >> if law enforcement officials who are dealing with this stuff every single day can come to
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some basic consensus, congress will be paying at attention to them and we'll be able to make progress. >> jennifer: progress that will be novel, but if the senate can move ahead with immigration reform, i say anything is possible. joining me now is democratic strategist donnie fowler. welcome back. >> good to be here. >> jennifer: good policy to have the chiefs and sheriffs come and make the pitch on gun safety. >> there is no more credibility. >> jennifer: i totally agree. >> they are certainly the ones that the american people want to hear from. >> jennifer: the congress can't seem to meet a deadline on fiscal stuff. they have this immigration thing that is teed up. do you think that gun safety is going to get something done? >> i'm an optimist.
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i believe that washington, d.c. can walk and choose gum at the same time. >> jennifer: what are you dunking? [ laughter ] >> there are several issues that washington is dealing with. budget and economics, immigration and gun violence and every side of every part of those debates is setting the stage now for the conversation coming over the next few months. it doesn't mean that congress is going to vote on gun violence and immigration in the same day or even week. but they are have a conversation about these important issues now. and congress will -- hopefully will get to these issues by the time we get to the summer. >> jennifer: i totally think they will. marco rubio is now one of the gang of eight that is talk about immigration. and there has been a rivalry that has seemed to erupt out of florida, because jeb bush has been talk about rational immigration policy as well.
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what can you tell me about that rivalry? >> we have the bush dynasty, which most americans aren't very happy with. >> jennifer: is jeb going to run in 2 -- >> he is still doing what he needs to do to make the decision. marco rubio is doing the same thing. so you have these two floridians, you have a generational divide, a 42-year-old united states senator, and a 60-year old former governor of florida. but do we need another bush? >> jennifer: i know -- 2016 is a long time away, but there was an interview from "60 minutes" -- >> it is never too long for the media. >> jennifer: it is never too long. let's listen to a sound bite of that interview. >> you guys in the press are incorrigible. i was literally inaugurated four
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days ago. [ laughter ] >> and you are talking about elections four years from now. >> jennifer: i loved that sound bite. but they were laughing so hard. but the idea though of rubio versus clinton or bush versus clinton. that is sort of an interesting dynamic, isn't it? bush might have the gav tas to stand up. if it is hillary clinton the republicans might want to say we got to get jeb bush in. >> republicans have a history of going for the next in line. you look at george bush senior bob dole george bush, jr., they pretty consistently pick the establishment. if they keep their pattern, the tea party has not proven they can win in the big election. so it is the next in line or is it the upstart, the tea party
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legacy? >> jennifer: it will be interesting to see. it may not be marco rubio's time yet, but it is going to become more and more because of the demographics we're talking about. >> that's right. >> jennifer: let's touch on climate change. today in texas churches are holding prayer services for 2,000 local residents who are losing their jobs because of the drought that caused a meat-processing plant to close. obviously this is hitting home. how soon before -- especially in the south there has been more climate change deniers -- >> they need to face dee nighal. >> jennifer: how many pieces of evidence will it take before we see people accepting the fact that climate change is real. >> the earth is hotter than it
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has been in 15 million years. so the science is overwhelming. the problem that scientists are having is they will not say that every single big weather event is absolutely caused by climate change, and so i don't know when we are going to reach the tipping point where people say it's not just mother nature or god -- it's actually something we're doing. >> jennifer: it's cumulative events clearly as a result of that. >> yeah, there has been a little bit of shift maybe will there be more. >> jennifer: unfortunately we have to go. up next, i have a soft spot in my heart for governors, so i have nothing to say about sarah palin's decision to leave fox news, unfortunately brett ehrlich does. and he is next.
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>> jennifer: seems everywhere sarah palin goes she makes news.
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and it turns out she makes quite a bit of news when she leaves as well. shh brett's talking now. >> stop the presses. if it still exist in the digital world. sarah palin is no longer at fox news. [ surprise music ] i don't know whether i should be happy that she's gone or afraid wonder where she'll strike next. even though her reign of anti-terror is gone, we cobble her best moments for cringing moments. >> when i hear barack obama especially when he lectures about ethics and civility, it's nauseating. >> check this out bodyguard you're fired. and i hope his wife kicks his okoli and sends him back to the dog house. >> reporter: perhaps more than